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Media roundtable; First Coast on View

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Today’s Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories in the First Coast, including:

  • Most people in Jacksonville know about the federal investigation and criminal charges into the failed attempt to privatize JEA. The parent company of Florida Power and Light tried and failed to take over Jacksonville’s publicly owned utility. Now, a new investigation shows FP&L is accused of going to extreme lengths to preserve energy monopolies and fight the transition to clean energy here in Florida. All this, as the planet just keeps heating up.
  • The Duval school district and three other Florida school systems were named in a federal lawsuit this week. Parents and other groups say the schools are discriminating against LGTBQ+ students. The schools have changed their policies after passage of a new state law that restricts instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in classrooms. This as Florida Press Secretary Christina Pushaw exchanges words with journalist Claire Goforth on Twitter.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars ranked near the bottom of the NFL in attendance in 2021 and also near the bottom in ticket sales revenue. Sports business website Sportico said the Jaguars ranked 30th among the 32 NFL teams in home game ticket revenue, finishing ahead of only Washington and Detroit.

Guests:

First Coast on View

WJCT Arts and Culture editor Matt Shaw joined us with his list of April’s most intriguing visual arts exhibits and performing arts events.

Guest: Matt Shaw, WJCT arts and culture editor.

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Florida Roundup Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at khobbs@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.